AFP: California campaign to secede gains momentum
Los Angeles (AFP) - A campaign for California to secede from the rest of the country over Donald Trump's election is gaining momentum, with supporters allowed to start collecting signatures for the measure to be put to a vote.
California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla gave the green light on Thursday for proponents of "California Nationhood" -- also known as Calexit -- to start collecting the nearly 600,000 signatures needed for the measure to qualify on the November 2018 ballot.
The 585,407 signatures required by July 25 represent eight percent of registered voters in California -- the most populous state in the country with nearly 40 million residents and the world's sixth-largest economy.
Should the initiative make it on the ballot, a "Yes" vote would repeal clauses in the California Constitution "stating California is an inseparable part of the United States and that the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land," a statement by Padilla's office said.
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WNU Editor: Everyone that I know is saying the same thing .... California becoming an independent state .... no way .... impossible .... not going to happen.. Sighhh .... if you live long enough you will find that history repeats itself. In my case .... I saw an unauthorised demonstration of a few dozen university students calling for the independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union in the early 1980s .... and I thought they were nuts. Less than a decade later .... they were the ones who were right. The above video is priceless.